Dr Ng is Professor in Thoracic Surgery at Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Honorary Consultant Surgeon at New Territory East Cluster (NTEC) hospitals in Hong Kong. He graduated from Imperial College, London in 1999 with BSc (1st Class Hons) and MBBS (Hons, Distinction in Surgery).
He received his surgical training in St Mary’s Hospital, London; Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong, and Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham. He was awarded FRCSEd(CTh) in 2007, and subsequently Doctorate of Medicine in Research (MD(Res)) from University of London for his work on ventilator induced and IR lung injury.
Dr Ng is a pioneer in Single Port (Uniportal) VATS in the Asia-Pacific region, performing the first single port VATS lobectomy in Hong Kong in 2012. His other interests are in hybrid operating room (HOR) image-guided VATS surgery, and image-guided electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy (iENB). In March 2019, he led his world renowned HOR-iENB team to perform Asia-Pacific’s first HOR non-invasive bronchoscopic microwave ablation for treatment of lung cancer.
His academic contributions include 24 book chapters (including in Pearson’s Thoracic & Esophageal Surgery 3rd & 4th Eds, Shield’s Thoracic Surgery 8th Eds), and more than 250 publications in indexed international journals (Citations 3570; H-index 31; ResearcherID; Sept-2021). Dr Ng is the corresponding Editor of the book Atlas of Uniportal Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery (Springer Science), the standard text for uniportal VATS surgeons, and Associate Editor of the book Lung Cancer (1st & 2nd Editions).
Other than the above, his other research interests include, targeted therapies in lung cancer, magnetic actuated surgical endoscopes, organoids and nanoparticles in cancer therapy.